Knowing Your Birthing Options

Carol L. Howe, C.N.M., D.N.Sc., F.A.C.N.M. and Aaron B Caughey, M.D., Ph.D.  will discuss the many birthing options available for expectant moms today, including vaginal breech delivery and vaginal delivery after cesarean. OHSU is one of a handful of hospitals in the country to offer women the chance to deliver their breech baby vaginally. OHSU is also a national leader in reducing cesarean births, the economic and health implications of which are substantial. 


Dr. Caughey is the director of the OHSU Center for Women's Health and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology in the OHSU School of Medicine. In his clinical practice, Dr. Caughey has a special interest in diabetes in pregnancy. His research focuses on the decision- and cost-effectiveness analysis to address questions in obstetrics and maternal-fetal medicine regarding post-term pregnancy, preeclampsia, diabetes in pregnancy, obesity and weight gain, as well as prenatal diagnosis.

Carol Howe is director of the OHSU Nurse-Midwifery Program; associate dean for practice, policy and primary care and professor of advanced practice nursing in the OHSU School of Nursing. She is certified nurse-midwife with a doctorate in nursing science. Her clinical focus is promoting normal birth and managing her patient's labor. Her research interest lies in decreasing cesarean birth rates.

Air Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011